THE late Bulawayo rugby enthusiast Shingirai Brian Nyabunze will be remembered with the launch of a foundation named after him on Saturday at Hartsfield Rugby Ground.
The launch eventA� will see the citya��s two famed rugby cluba��s Old Miltonians and Matabeleland Warriors do battle in a winner takes all contest that is sponsored by Consha Enterprises.
The late Nyabunze, who passed on in 2012 at the age of 22, was a close friend to Consha Enterprises director Shasha Gomez. The two played rugby together for Christian Brothers College (CBC) first team.
a�?Ita��s all about the official launch of the Shingirai Brian Nyabunze Foundation and as such we are going to have a rugby final match after a tournament that was played over three legs.
a�?Nyabunze was my best friend and we are bankrolling all this as a way of remembering him with hope the foundation will greatly help under privileged rugby players to realise their dreams. Ita��s all about trying to give the under privileged a chance to shine,a�? said Gomez.
a�?The young rugby players need to be very much disciplined to achieve a lot and I believe the sport is one the door to enforce good behaviour. They can always get good pay cheques courtesy of rugby just like our very ownA�A� Tawanda a�?The Beasta�? Mtawarira,a�? added Gomez.
Before the main match that will winners walk away with $500, a floating shield plus medals, there will be a curtain raiser match between Milton High School and Western Suburbs that will kickoff at 2:15pm.
One of the organisers of the Saturday event Simbarashe Danga said they were grateful to Consha Enterprises for the support they have given to the growth and development of rugby.
a�?We are thankful to Consha Enterprises for this kind of support and we are looking forward to the growth of the foundation. The company has greatly supported rugby in the province and we are also looking forward to invite teams from other provinces to take part in the Consha Enterprises sponsored rugby contest meant to positively impact on the foundation,a�? said Danga.